Archive for March, 2014


March 30, 2014

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Our Chiron Mjolnir goes away in the first few days of April, so PIAVA your Epiphanies now while you can.  You’ll be needing them.

There’s a Total (in North America) Lunar Eclipse on the Ides of April, and a barely-Solar Eclipse at the end of the month – it’s Partial on the east coast of Australia, but otherwise just misses the South Pole.

We’ll need to introduce Chariklo.  It’s a “Centaur” like Chiron, and larger than Chiron.  It’s Stationary Retrograde on April 1.

But April’s Big Deal is a major peak in the 2012-2015 Ouija-Board Uranus-Pluto Square, or


It makes it’s fifth of seven Squares on April 21.  It’s our fourth Exposition.  If you’re new, or you’ve forgotten,

Yintegrity means being True to our Soul’s Purpose for the Lifetime, as currently evolving.  Yangtegrity means doing what you said you were going to do.  Yintegrity means doing what you feel like doing, moment to moment.  It means trusting your Instincts and Emotions.  To do Yintegrity in a Yangtegrity World, you need to pare your Commitments, renegotiate if possible when you need to betray a Commitment, and make amends when renegotiation isn’t possible. 

Sounds onerous, doesn’t it.  However, you do not need to Explain yourself, except in circumstances where the Commitment is important to you.  There are likely to be few Commitments and people that meet this criteria.  How does someone react or respond when you “stand them up” and afterwards tell them “I’m sorry, I tried to call, but something More Important was going on”? 

If they play the heavy and try to lay guilt or shame upon you, you know that this is a person or circumstance that needs to become an acquaintance.  Whoa, that was your boss, and you need that income?  You need to PIAVA a loving and gentle transition to Yintegrity, and fast!  No need to burn bridges, but major Changes are afoot. 

If they ask for more information, you can tell them what was more important than your meeting with them.  If they respond with interest and Curiosity, they may be a member of your Team.  It’s important to find our Team.  The evolving Fresh-Violets-in-an-Ancient-Pottery-Bowl New Paradigm requires the sort of Teamwork where no one – including us – on our Team is pretending, where everything is from the Heart.  There will be no “maybes.”

It’s not just “another” Uranus-Pluto Square; Mars joins this triad to complete a Grand Cross that’s literally exact between April 20 and April 23.  That means we don’t need to worry about Sensitivity – it’s center stage for everyone.  And it fills the month…

  • April 1-3: the Sun crosses the Uranus corner of the Cross
  • April 6: the Moon crosses the Jupiter corner of the Cross
  • April 14: Mercury crosses the Uranus corner while the Moon crosses the Mars corner, and Pluto is Stationary turning Retrograde
  • April 20-23: the Grand Cross is exact, while the Moon crosses Pluto
  • April 27: the Moon crosses the Uranus corner

We’ll probably find a few other things going on during the month as we go along, but Yintegrity is the Main Effect.  Using one degree of Sensitivity, Pluto has been Stationary since mid-February.  The Grand Cross, and Pluto’s Station, occurs at 14 degrees of the Cardinal Signs.

Judgment and Mirrors

March 23, 2014

A friend and regular reader writes,

When you say we need to relax our judgment of the characteristic of our True Self that we are rejecting when we encounter it in others, are you implying that this characteristic is potentially something positive?  I’m sure the answer is yes, but can’t make that work yet in this situation.  I have relaxed my judgment (of the other), can even feel compassion, and I’m sort of seeing how I might actually share that characteristic.  But I can’t see that it could be something positive or useful, to be honest.  So what do I do?  PIAVA understanding of how this characteristic is potentially positive/useful?

The Universe is a Mirror, but it’s a Funhouse Mirror.

For instance, I very clearly judge Greed.  Does that mean I’m Greedy?  It’s easy (especially if we’ve read Alan Watts’s The Wisdom of Insecurity, or haven’t) to imagine that we have all manner of devilish aims at heart, and there’s a good chance that in some sense we indeed do.  And it’s also easy to imagine that we aren’t devilish at all.  Of course, if we really are All One, then what does that tell us?  It suggests that we would profit from spending a good deal of time exploring how it feels in our body to be, for instance, Greedy.  Is there anything about that feeling that is not lovable?  That informs us – if we want to help Heal the Planet (=us) – that we have some work to do.  Love is not an intellectual exercise.

But let’s go back to our question, does that mean I’m Greedy?  If I compare myself to Diana Nyad’s brother, I’m incredibly greedy.  She refers to him as schizophrenic; I’d just consider him a Saint.  So much for our Judgment- and Competition-centered Culture.  But I’m probably more generous than a lot of people.  You know, though, I find that most people are very generous in their own way, many remarkably so.  I think we’ve discovered that comparing ourself to Others isn’t really very productive.  So is there some objective standard against which we can measure Greed?  That would help.  We can maybe ask a dozen people what behavior they would consider to be Greedy.  Do you suppose we’d get a dozen different answers?

The basic issue, is that I am not an adjective.

Breaking down our sentences is often a useful technique.  For instance, try

I am sad

in your body, and see how it feels.  then try

I feel sad

in your body, and see how that feels.  For me at least, I am adverb feels a lot worse than I feel adverb.  The former is kind of a dead end, while the latter has a kernel of hope in it.  It’s the same with adjectives.

I am Greedy


I can get Greedy at times, or at least Selfish

are pretty different when I try them on in my body too.  Blanket statements like the former have an implied always in them, and statements with always or never in them are never true, except this one.

Now, can I think up anything good about being Greedy?  Well, I can certainly imagine some not-so-negative synonyms for Greed.  Something like

I am able to Receive

might be an example.  That’s what I mean by a Funhouse Mirror; what’s reflected is your Judgment, not the object of your Judgment.  We aren’t seeing Greed, we’re seeing Judgment.  We’re seeing incomplete Self-Love.  Again, we recommend Eugene Gendlin’s great little book Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams.  Gendlin’s talking about Dreams per se, but don’t forget that you have no way of knowing whether your “waking” Life isn’t someone’s Dream, probably your own.  The techniques in that book apply perfectly well to our “waking” hologram.

So what our friend is saying is that someone somewhere taught them to associate some term with the notion of unrepentably bad.  But it’s not the term that they need to explore, it’s the Judgment.  If they can identify who taught them that and in what circumstances, that might open them up to greater Self-Love, especially if they Tapped on it.  Or not; could be worth a try.

But our friend implies that someone they know has been attempting, and maybe succeeding, to be unrepentingly bad at their expense.  Which brings us to one of our most basic rules…

Safety First!

Our friend is reviewing their own circumstances and behaviors and potential “personality characteristics” (the adjectives they own or that other people want them to own), attempting to be constructively critical – a genuine desire to expand Consciousness and clean up any Karma that might be lingering in the wings.  But they’re doing that after they’ve gotten out of the “grasp” of whatever “evil” that Other was trying to perpetrate.

And that’s The Most Important Thing.  If our friend had been uncertain about their Reactions (some of which are Instincts) when they were in the unpleasant victim circumstance, they could have been hurt or worse, and it’s very unlikely that any Expansion of Consciousness would occur in that case.  In fact it would probably be quite the opposite, our friend could have been traumatized, which would have cemented their Limiting Beliefs and probably expanded their scope.

They waited till after they were Safe, and then they examined their behaviors and beliefs.

Which is the way it must be done, if we wish to move forward.

Mooning da Bomb

March 22, 2014

Desmene asks,

Thoughts on those with their natal Moon on 13 Aries?

Expect lots of wild and crazy Emotions.  I think of the Moon as having three levels of operation…

  1. Supposedly or apparently “random” or “variable” Emotions, as distinct from Values – like when you’re cut off in traffic, sometimes you swear up a blue streak and sometimes you assume they must be in a hurry – probably in labor or something.
  2. Intuition – Those “random” Emotions are actually Intuitions.  Fathoming their meaning is always an adventure.
  3. Manifestation – the Moon rules over the process of manifesting Matter or Circumstances from Energy and random events.  See PIAVA for details.

In other words, there is tremendous Power at your disposal here, depending on your skill and training at putting it to work.  As they say, “Be careful what you ask for; you just might get it!” – it’s always a good idea to

PIAVA what you’ll feel like when your Desires are met

rather than

PIAVAing that your Desires be met.

Your Inner Sorceress is about to come to Life.  Well, actually, She probably already has, eh?

Unexploded Bomb

March 21, 2014

drav5489bpDravite, or brown Tourmaline (Sodium Magnesium Aluminum Iron Borocyclosolicate) bolsters our Courage and helps us stand up for our Convictions, while keeping us grounded.

This whole March 25 Uranus-Juno Initiation with all of its many enhancements – including Icarus, the Jupiter-Pluto T-Square, and the Pallas-Saturn Mjolnir – focuses on Aries 13, “An unexploded bomb reveals an unsuccessful social protest.”  We should be grateful that it’s unexploded (there’s more than enough Disruption going on), and we should remember that when we’re approaching a difficult project like reorganizing a failed Culture, 35% is a very good success rate.

Remember we also have Neptune Initiating Mercury (March 22)…

Confusion ‘R’ Us

and Quaoar Stationary on the Galactic Center (March 27)…

Good chance some sort of Survival issues will arise.

in the same time frame.

But the Biggie is the Uranus-Juno Initiation.  How will that affect us as individuals?  If we have planets near 13 of Libra, Cancer, or Capricorn, we’ll certainly feel it more than most.  But the biggest impact will be on folks with planets near 13 Aries.  Such as…

Folks born in July 1929.  The unexploded bomb will sit on your Natal Uranus – you’re having what astrologers call a “Uranus Return,” when Uranus has made a compete loop of the Zodiac during your Lifetime.  Congratulations for making it this far!  Don’t let the idiots who can’t fathom your newfound Zest for Life feed you those downer drugs.  You’re off your chain for a good reason.

Folks born in May 1938, February-March 1968, or April 1997.  The unexploded bomb is on your Saturn.  If you’re Anxious or Terrified by what’s going down these days, Tap it out.  As Neil said, It’s only castles burning / find someone who’s turning / and you will come around.  Moment to moment, just keep focusing on The Most Important Thing, and let everything else take care of itself for now.  Everything will work out; even if the Changes are disruptive, they’re benign.

Folks born in April-May or September-November 1971, or February-March 1972.  The unexploded bomb is parked on your Chiron.  Don’t suppress those Wild ideas; this is a rebirth for you.  Let your Imagination take you anywhere and everywhere.  It’s a trial run for all of the exciting things you’re about to embark on.  Resistance is futile; give in to the Ecstasy!

Folks born between 1964 and 1973.  You guys are World-Changers, and you’ve been sitting on your tongue for waaay too long.  The unexploded bomb is on your Eris, and Eris can’t stand it when other folks are in Denial.  Climate Change, megacorporations and megalomaniacs and banksters hijacking government, Genetically Modified Organisms in the Food Chain, untested and unregulated poisonous chemicals everywhere, estrogen surrogates in all of the plastics, antibiotics and worse in the Rivers, the Oceans dying, Monsanto and Dow poisoning yet more of the Planet and now getting FDA approval to spray Agent Orange on your neighborhood farms – Agent Orange!!  Do they think we’ve forgotten Vietnam?  Bees – who pollinate our food – being poisoned by pesticides known to kill them en masse, fracking making Water wells flammable, Obama trying to start WWIII by rewriting history and acting like he owns the World (and there’s a good chance his propaganda machine has sucked you along), Tea Party Monkeys trying to give the rest of your money to the Elites while you chant their slogans – I mean, come on, when is Enough Enough?

Folks born in the last few days of March and the first few days of April of any year.  The unexploded bomb is on your Sun.  Expect major Life Changes soon.

Whatever you get up to, have fun with it – it’s the only productive thing you can do.

King Bolete

March 21, 2014

Look at this incredible “Toadstool” Configuration…

DSCN4839Not only is Icarus sitting on the budding Uranus-Juno Initiation, which we know is the focus of a T-Square with Pluto and Jupiter, but Juno-Uranus is also the focus of a Mjolnir!  Which means that each of the three Squares in the picture form the base of their own Mjolnir!  The Juno-Uranus Mjolnir has a base made up of Pallas and Saturn.  The “King Bolete” (Boletus edulis, aka Cep or Steinpilz), generally considered to be the most desirable Mushroom on the Planet, has a plump base like this Configuration does.

In other words, we’re about to get a download that’ll boot us out of our Masks like we were a slapstick cartoon character getting a good kick in the behind.

But lets break that first paragraph down to try to make it more accessible to folks who don’t speak astrologuese.  The links lead to more information.  You can also use the “index” at right to further explore a topic…

Icarus – An asteroid that may imply over-exuberance, and possibly danger to the Ego.

Uranus – A planet symbolizing the Individual Soul and our urge to express our True Self, which we often call our Yintegrity.  In traditional Western astrology Uranus means Disruption, but that’s because it Disrupts that which is false, and causes houses of cards to tumble.

Juno – An asteroid signifying the Edge between the Unconscious and Consciousness, and our Unconscious Identity.  Juno can reveal Archetypes,  gigantic impersonal and often Cultural complexes, that we’ve Merged with, and that essentially control us and make us believe we’re right when we’re out to lunch.  Patriotism is an Archetype, for instance, as is Fundamentalism of any sort.  Like those Tea-Partiers waving signs that say “Government get your hands off my Medicare” – even when they understand that Medicare is a government program, the Fundamental aspect of their Belief makes the knowledge irrelevant.  Fundamentalism means taking your metaphors literally.  Scientific Fundamentalism can be as destructive as Religious.

Initiation – When two planets/asteroids meet in the sky, they initiate a new Cycle.  The Juno-Uranus Cycle runs 4-5 years, and represents the interface between our Ego Consciousness and our True Self.  The Juno-Uranus Cycle being born is about an unexploded bomb.

If we put together what we have so far, we end up with…

A possibility of putting our foot into the mouth of the Masks we use to keep other people from seeing the parts of our True Self that we don’t Believe are Safe to express.  We may have been shamed by the significant adults in our childhood about those parts of ourself, or been put to death in a “past” Life because of them, for instance, or both.  (It’s usually Both/And.)   This Shift will last about a week, during which time we’ll see the beginning of processes that will run for several years and very much change who we believe ourselves to be.

T-Square – Two planets that Oppose one another, with a third halfway between them.  The T-Square in the picture above is the red triangle pointing upward, so named because they form a “T” when you draw lines that connect each of the three planets to the center of the circle.  We use red to signify Creative Tension or Motivation.  The Energy in a T-Square is focused upon the third planet, in this case Juno-Uranus.  A T-Square means Mastery through Challenge.

A prominent characteristic of T-Squares is that they never feel satisfying, because they aren’t a “problem that needs to be Solved” (which would make us feel successful); they’re an “open question that we’re compulsively Exploring” that doesn’t have any concrete answers – imagine being obsessed with “What’s the meaning of Life?”  Once we drop the expectation of Solution and learn to enjoy the Exploration, a T-Square no longer implies Frustration, and can be the Joy of our Life.  Since we obsess on the question, a T-Square is often the area of our greatest expertise, but while we remain in Frustration we don’t recognize our skill.

Pluto – A planet symbolizing Global Energy shifts, Transformations, Trance Reformations, and Changes that end up, by virtue of the difficulty of Resisting them, appearing to be Mandatory.

Jupiter – A planet representing Expansion or Amplification, and in general Good Fortune.

So this T-Square would imply that…

We are being Challenged to Express more and more of our True Self, and we’re finding it increasingly difficult to Resist and hold on to our Masks and False Selves.  This process runs from 2012 to 2015, so we’re well into it.  It reaches one of its crescendos in April.

MjolnirA Norwegian word meaning “Hammer of Thor,” equivalent to the Vajra or Dorje of South Asian traditions.  A Mjolnir occurs when two planets are separated by one fourth of the Zodiac, and a third planet is three-eighths of the Zodiac from each.  The Energy of a Mjolnir is focused on the third planet, so we name our Mjolnirs using the name of the third planet.  It signifies an irresistible force meeting a hard place.

While that can imply destruction, the most useful symbology for us is Lightning.  We usually interpret it as Epiphany, as Thor’s Hammer destroyed mountains in the sense of removing obstacles in his path.  Similarly, a Lightning Insight can destroy an Egoic house of cards.  As an Epiphany, we don’t usually object, though it may take us quite a bit of work to make our amends and reorganize our Life to align with our new Self.  From the perspective of other people who’ve become attached to our prior personality, such an Epiphany can be devastating.

So a Juno-Uranus Mjolnir implies…

The likelihood of Life-Changing Insights about the Masks we may not even realize we’re wearing.

Square – Two planets that are separated by one fourth of the Zodiac.  It’s called a Square because if you have four of them and draw lines between the four planets you’d make a square.  The long red line in the picture is an Opposition; the sort red lines are Squares.

Trioctile – The gold lines in the picture, connecting two planets that are three-eighths of the way ’round the Zodiac.  The Trioctile symbolizes Realignment and Bringing into Balance.  As with most Angles between planets, Realignment can mean disruption, as we have to release our attachment to that which is no longer in Balance (if it ever was).  If you were a coal company you’d be running scared these days, for instance.

Pallas – An asteroid meaning Boundaries and Edges.  The Serenity Prayer is a good example of Pallas Energy – Lord, please grant me the Power to Change that which I can, the Serenity to Accept that which I can’t, and the Wisdom to know the difference.

Saturn – A planet asking us to Pay Attention to The Most Important Thing and postpone our Attention to all other priorities.  If we’re attached to our lower priorities, Saturn can feel like Limitation, but it’s real meaning if Focus and ConcentrationIt can mean Contraction if we’re over-extended.

So “The Juno-Uranus Mjolnir has a base made up of Pallas and Saturn” means…

One could make a good case for the notion that moving toward being and expressing our True Self may be The Most Important Thing in our Lives.  We set up our Masks in order to make a Safe Space for us to do the best we can in the circumstances we found ourself in.  So we can expect major Insights into Realignment of our Boundaries, and Changes in our understanding of what’s The Most Important Thing, that facilitate our embodying our True Self.

And “each of the three Squares in the picture form the base of their own Mjolnir,” aka the other two arrowheads in the picture, are a Pallas Mjolnir based on the Uranus-Pluto Square and a Saturn Mjolnir based on the Jupiter-Uranus Square

The Pallas Mjolnir means that…

We’ve been rejecting parts of our True Self that we left behind before we even learned that we had a choice.  We’re likely to encounter circumstances where we’re forced to bring those parts up into Consciousness.  If you keep finding yourself in situations where you’re Judging other people, those are likely to be the Self-Censorship that you’ve been Unconscious about.

The Saturn Mjolnir will imply…

While Pallas often implies that we need to tighten our Boundaries in certain circumstances, here we’re being asked to Expand our Edges instead.  When we Judge someone, we can Stretch our concepts of what’s okay, or we can Tighten the distinction that separates us from them.  Here the more likely preference is to Stretch.  In fact, it could even be The Most Important Thing we need to do.  In order to accept some rejected characteristic of our True Self, the first thing we need to do is relax our Judgment of others who portray that characteristic.

This Toadstool Configuration is long-lasting, though Saturn’s role in it is weakening.  It’s worth noting that this chart rules the birth of Northern Spring and Southern Autumn, implying that its impact will linger for at least three months.

Now you can maybe see why we also want to include the astrologuese – if you know any astrologuese, we can communicate to you in one paragraph what otherwise requires more than twenty paragraphs of mind-numbing detail.  We aren’t asking you to learn astrology if you have no interest, but we do suggest that if you pay a little more attention than you otherwise would while reading about astrology, and occasionally check the links and index when inspired, you’ll gradually absorb enough to amplify the amount of information you receive from a given quantity of reading.

Yintegrity, Consciousness, and Hubris

March 19, 2014


It’s a most remarkable “coincidence,” but Elizabeth has pointed out that as Juno (the Edge between Consciousness and Unconsciousness) overtakes Uranus (Yintegrity) on March 25 – which of course are both T-Square to Pluto (Global Trends) and Jupiter (Expansion) – the asteroid Icarus (often Overconfidence or Overexuberance) is in the same place as well!  Not only that, but Icarus is Stationary (Strong).

It’s already a remarkable “coincidence” that Uranus would Initiate Juno just as the Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter-Mars Grand Cross is forming.  And it’s not particularly comforting that the Symbol for the Uranus-Juno Initiation is An unexploded bomb, though it would be appropriate to be Grateful that it’s not exploding!  The Uranus-Icarus Initiation doesn’t actually consummate this year, as Icarus’s Station is a degree shy of Uranus.  Juno does, or rather did (on March 17) Initiate Icarus, at 8 Aries (“A large woman’s hat with streamers blown by an east wind”).  Curious, as a large hat would protect us from the Sun, while Wind from the East would in general signify Wisdom, since the Sun enlightens us from the East.

Icarus, as Hubris, gives us a couple of clues about our budding Consciousness of Yintegrity.  It warns us that we could easily overshoot the mark in the next week or more, and “over-express” our True Self, bringing our Security as a good wage slave (for instance), or our Relationship Security (if it’s based on “trying to get along” rather than mutual respect), into question.  But remember, we should be expecting “failure” two thirds of the time.  And failure, as the Learning Opportunity that it is, is the key to success.  It’s not how many times we fall down, it’s how many times we get back up, and the like.  And the bomb doesn’t explode.

The other interesting thing about Icarus is that it’s a Sungrazer and an “NEO” or Near-Earth Object.  It’s orbit takes about fourteen and a half months, and runs from twice the Earth-Sun distance to only one fifth of the Earth-Sun distance.  It crosses the Earth orbit in June every year, and is due for a “close” approach (20 Earth-Moon distances) in 2015.  It’s a kilometer and a half wide, enough to make a Big dent if its orbit shifted in our direction, but it’s not a serious threat in any reasonable timeframe.

So since it’s Initiated by Juno but not Uranus, I’m guessing that we’re more likely to become more Conscious of the fragility of our position on the Planet than be slapped down for Hubris.  Which is good, because Sustainability is one of the Prime Directives of the 21st Century (Ceres having Risen – in the East – everywhere on the Planet as the Century was dawning on 1/1/2000).

I’m out of time right now; remind me to talk soon about Eris and Ceres and Chiron and how they might relate to Icarus’s adventures with Juno and Uranus.

Level 2 Discernment and Yintegrity

March 18, 2014

By now it’s silly, but I’m still kind of amazed when synchronicity works so well.  For instance, after writing Yintegrity, Yindependence, Denial, and Noticing, it was “by chance” that I picked up the book that described the three levels of Discernment and “by chance” that I opened it to that place.  Of course we could replace the “by chance” with “by virtue of the Full Moon lighting up Virgo.”  But it still kind of surprises me.  And what dropped into my inbox this morning, from places totally unconnected to this blog?  A good essay on Level 2 Discernment!

and a great short video on Criticism…

I mean, that’s exactly what we need to confront when our True Self needs to experience and express things that we were taught were “evil.”  Angie points out in her Tarot Handbook that “evil” and “devil” are Live and Lived spelled backwards.  In the same way that an Eclipse increases our Consciousness by pointing out through their sudden absence elements of Reality that we had not yet differentiated from background noise, on the Soul level we chose our programmers so they would set up Resistance around what we wanted to Learn in the Lifetime.

For instance, suppose we came into this Lifetime to learn among other things finesse, or decisiveness.  Well, a Mars (Action, Assertion) T-Square (Mastery through Challenge), if we were paying attention, would teach us a lot about both.  But if we had significant adults in our childhood who encouraged us to be shy or to take risks, or taught us to see things from all points of view, that would compound the degree of Consciousness that we Mastered.  And of course if our childhood’s most significant adult had Saturn (Focus, apparent Limitation) or Jupiter (Expansion) or Mercury (Analysis) in the same place as our Mars, wouldn’t that make it all the more intense.

Hence the sense that we, as a Soul, “Choose our parents.”  If that sounds like we’re trying to run Time backward, that’s fine.  You don’t really experience Time as linear, or of constant width; it’s only our slavery to industrial society that encourages this pretense.  (Why do you suppose that “we” chose to endure that Trance?)  You can imagine a Soul up there calculating all manner of complications, but that’s a projection of your Mercury.  For the Wisdom of the Soul, it’s all Intuitive.  Or so we imagine, which in itself is an interesting projection.

The Universe is a holographic Mirror for our current state of Consciousness – As Within, So Without is one expression of that ancient wisdom.  We could add that idiom to our foundational assumptions about Life, the Universe, and Everything along with We Are All One and All There Is Is Now and All There Is Is Love.  So if we meet people with Level 2 Discernment, people are likely to meet us with Level 2 Discernment.  Which gives us all the more reason to feel Rejected.  Not that we need to be confrontational – we need to PIAVA a loving and gentle transition toward greater Yintegrity.  A useful practice is Separation.

Separate your Identity (Self, Ego) from your Reactions to other people’s Reactions.

Again, you use Noticing to shift your Assemblage Point, as Don Juan would have called it, or the place from which you are seeing the World.  Otto Scharmer recommends the same process in Leading from the Emerging Edge.  It’s a Chironian shift.

Whenever you notice that you have Reacted rather than Responded to any situation, shift your perspective to a place where there is no Judgment.  You won’t be able to do this in Real Time, because “You” aren’t home when you’re Reacting – it’s the Unconscious that Reacts.  Response comes from your Consciousness.  But you can do it retrospectively.

Which as a practice will expand your Consciousness and increase the odds that you’ll Respond rather than React in future circumstances.  We’re really talking here about Uranus Initiating Juno as both sit in T-Square to Pluto and Jupiter.  The advice Don’t Get Even, Get Odd is actually useful – and of course very relevant to Uranus, as “odd” is right up there with “evil” in the list of things we were educated not to be.

When we’re Responding, we can Respond any way we choose.  So once we create a Separation between our Reactor and our Identity, we can just use Level 3 Discernment with the intention of helping to educate the Other about who we really are.  Not that they are likely to understand or care (Level 1 speaking), but that doesn’t matter.  For all but the most dedicated sociopaths, they’ll eventually get Curious.  We just want to eliminate our investment in the Outcome – so we really don’t care whether they “get” it or not.

The nature of industrial Work is manipulative anyway.  Our job as anyone’s employee is to manipulate the supplier or customer or delegatee or co-worker, or even boss, so they perform their tasks in alignment with the goals of the organization that’s paying us.  They don’t pay us to be our True Selves, do they.  Even in the Arts that’s unlikely.  So when we’re Responding rather than Reacting, we can actually use Level 3 in work situations, but our objective is not to express our True Self, our objective is to further the mission of the organization.

In pre-industrial society it was more likely the case that Community and Abundance were more closely related, and in that situation, the most Abundant Communities may have been the ones where Yintegrity created the most productive teamwork.  Since the Waxing Uranus-Pluto Square is where Yintegrity becomes permanent, we certainly want to aspire to move more and more of our Life into this pre-industrial model.  That’s a long-term project, not likely one  we can do overnight, and if we expect 60-70% failure for every attempt we’re less likely to be discouraged by the timespan of the project and by the fact that as a Co-Creation, it’s not totally within our Span of Control.

But if we don’t do our own part of the Co-Creation, the risk of overall failure increases.  We don’t have to do it all ourselves, but we do need to move in that direction for ourSelves.

And Bad News

March 16, 2014

Given the whole NSA dramas of late, it seems pretty unlikely that a city-block-size airplane could just disappear.  Abductions usually seem much shorter term in our version of Time.  So a lot of people are asking What is this supposed to be distracting us from?  A bit conspiratorial I know, but just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.  It’s a natural consequence of the events of the last half century.

I can’t argue with anything in this presentation…

Maybe he’s doing us a favor by bringing the Empire to its knees sooner rather than later, as the longer the levitation lasts, the more it shatters when it crashes.  But what do his Lizard handlers get out of it?  The banksters are supposedly now long gold (meaning they own it), so maybe it’s just their next step toward disenfranchising us 99% (or was it 47%?) and owning the rest of the money.  Like in Monopoly.  On the other hand, oceans are a lot bigger than a city block.

So where’s the Dragon in this free handoff to the Bear?  I don’t know anything about China, but I trust Jim Rickards’s perspective…

In other words, they’re too busy with internal juggling to worry as long as the Bear’s looking west; they abstained from the UN vote on Crimea.  Crimea reduces the heat in the East China Sea-aka-Sea of Japan, and reduces the priority on the “Pivot to the Pacific” – which appears to be dying on its own anyway, fortunately.  Maybe he’s just trying to get Joe promoted, as it certainly looks like getting adults into the big jobs would be a boon.

Good News

March 16, 2014


A NASA-funded simulation study predicts, based on past civilizations and the damage already done to the Earth, that the Current Paradigm will collapse before it destroys the Planet!

That’s good news for the survival of your species.  If your genome survives beyond your grandchildren, your progeny will only face several to many centuries of “Dark” Ages while the Planet recovers and society reorganizes, rather than regression to Worms and Bugs.  Whatever you’re doing and learning that’s Sustainable, keep it up; humanity will need that technology during the coming “Dark” Ages.

Probably a fitting symbol for Quaoar’s Station on the Galactic Center.  A few of the Native Californians (of course it wasn’t California then) who looked to Quaoar for wisdom did survive, though their Genocide at the hands of Spanish and American “Christians” was very Dark.  Brings to mind Hank Wesselman’s provocative Spiritwalker series, though in those tales the only survivors in California were the zoo animals.


March 16, 2014

TVenus2012Venus dancing across the face of the Sun, June 2012

There are many levels to astrology.  Back when there used to be newspapers, your daily horoscope would focus on what Sign your Natal (Birth) Sun was in.  Mainstream astrology that goes into more depth focuses on more planets, and what Signs they’re all in.  If you want to look at the likely impact on your Material Life, you’d want to look at the Houses.

And finally, there’s what normal astrology calls the “Aspects” and I call the Angles – the Angles between planets, and the Harmonics they create.  Those Angles combine into Configurations.  I focus on these Angles and Configurations, because that’s where the Energy resides, and Energy is closer to Spirit than is Matter.

I don’t mean to discount all of the other approaches to astrology, and there are many!  We can look at what the planets are up to in the Sky now (which is what this blog does), or what the planets were up to when you were born (which we can do if you like), or we can look at your “Transits,” or the impact the planets in the Sky now are having on your birth planets (which we can also do if you like).

Certain planets “Rule” certain Signs, so when planet A is in Sign B, some astrologers focus more on the Ruling Sign C than they do on Sign B or planet A.  One friend feels that the Most Important Planet in what’s going on in the Sky now is Venus, because it in one way or another Rules most of the other strong actors in the current drama.  If we have time we’ll try to factor in their insightful perspective.  In India they use the 28 arcs that the Moon travels in one day, rather than the 12 Signs that the Sun travels in one month.  I don’t even know what they do in China, other than it has something to do with Monkeys and Tin!

My point is that all of these other approaches to astrology are complements to the sort of astrology I do, not competitors.  Each approach contributes unique information, and when they seem to contradict, as they often do, you by now should know that you need to stop trying to differentiate heads from tails, and start asking about the coin.  It’s a lot more important to know whether it’s a shilling or a doubloon than to know whether it’s heads or tails.

We also spend a lot more time on the outer planets than we do on the inner planets, because the outer planets hint at what’s going on in the Unconscious, which we believe has for almost all of us a lot more control over our lives than Consciousness.  And again, astrologers who focus on the inner planets contribute complementary information.

I particularly like Kelley Hunter’s approach to astrology, because she has a good knowledge of various mythologies (which access the Unconscious) that she uses when she looks at the planets and Signs.  Her latest Full-Moon contribution is at

There she has a lot to say about Virgo and Pisces, and the current phalanx of Retrogrades, and links to a couple of fabulous Nassim Haramein videos on his mathematical proof that we’re AllOne.  Kelley also brings in Australian Malvin Artley’s insights into the Retrogrades.  Here’s a sample…

“What is the best way forward?  Well, if we don’t know now, then we will soon have to make a choice, because the other planets involved in the great cross—Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto—will either hand us an ultimatum, in a way of speaking, or show us a way forward if we can seize the opportunity.  The point is, we always have a choice as to how we handle things.  If we choose to focus on the negative, then we will get the ultimatum.  If we choose to act according to the best and highest within us, then we will be shown a doorway into a better future…”

It continues.  On Malvin’s website he even has a section on Chinese astrology.